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In Loving Memory

Darneace Blue

6/26/2013, 10:24 a.m.
Darneace Blue

Funeral services for Darneace Blue, who died June 21, 2013, will be held Friday, June 28 at Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, 4009 N. Missouri Ave. with pastor Gary Ladd officiating.

She was born in Saline, Louisiana on Nov. 23, 1928 to Carl and Rosaline Anderson. She was one of seven children.

Her family slowly moved from Shereveport, La., to Portland in the 1940s. After moving here in 1945, she met and married Sam Johnson. From this union, six children were born. After his death, she worked hard, and saved to purchase a house where she could raise her children in their own home. She then married Nathanial Blue with whom she was married to for 44 years.

Darneace was a dynamic and passionate woman who could light up any room with her quick spirit and tongue! She always made you feel better with her “real” advice and non-traditional outlook on life. She identified herself as a “real woman.” And that she was! Her family loved her for always being her true self.

Darneace had a lot of love for her children, 37 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and her 6 great-great grandchildren. She was also a mother and grandmother for children in her neighborhood. Everyone loved her and she welcomed everyone in her home. It was not unusual to find her fishing on the creek or sitting on her porch welcoming whomever came down Gantenbein Street.

Darneace is survived by her children James, Carlean, Jimi and Ronnie Ray, all of Portland, and Gloria Ladd and Kibibi Ball, both of Seattle; a sister, Dorothy Rogers of Portland; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; brothers LC Anderson, LT Anderson, Roosevelt Anderson, and sisters Pereace Woods and Bernice Houston. Mama, Grandma you will be truly missed!